■(SDB) 'Dove Lake'
, R. 2020). Seedling B-01-01, SDB, 12" (30 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards pink, purple midrib; style arms pink, veining in crest; falls purple blending to a more saturated purple towards the centre around the beard, clear white blaze at the tip of the beard; beards yellow in the throat, violet in the middle and on the ends; slight fragrance. 'Joking'
.Forth Valley Iris.
Sown 2013. AIS number 20-0118
| Hybridizer's Comment - One of my favourite landscape photographers is Ken Duncan. He makes wide format (Panoramic) images of landscapes, both natural and urban, all around the world. In Tasmania he made a beautiful image of Cradle Mountain's Dove Lake in the early morning with skies in hues of pink and the lake a dark brooding purple. You can see it here. This image was the inspiration for naming this seedling 'Dove Lake'.This colour combination is not new. It has been done before. In cases like this, when the colour has been done before, what we are looking for is improvements. It's not so much an improvement in flower form, but 'Dove Lake' has out-bloomed and out-grown everything else we have with this colour pattern. It will make branched stems of up to four buds that open sequentially over long period of time. It has the 'wow' factor and presence in the garden. You can see this clearly in the second image.
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